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Zellers Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Zellers President and CEO A. Mark Foote
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Pros
  • Great people; manager was wonderful; customers were terrific (although there is a rotton apple in every bunch) (in 6 reviews)

  • The co-workers work together, positive group of people, friendly and positive work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not many hours, no room to move up (in 4 reviews)

  • bad management, manager play favors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Working here was an exciting an enlightening experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Zellers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insight on pharmaceutical industry.
    Gained an idea of what it was like working in a pharmacy and dealing with patients

    Cons

    A fair amount of commute was involved.
    It was on the other side of the city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Unforgettable Experience"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Leader in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Leader in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned that I have a leadership Quality. My manager recognized me and gave me a chance that I can never ever forget in my life. She made me a good leader. Helped me at every step. She still helps me whenever I ask for what else I would have asked for. I had an awesome team to work with.

    Cons

    HBC i would say is Unpredictable. On one hand they renovated Zellers in Winnipeg to show they can compete with Walmart, and soon they decided to close it. I have nothing else to say, but yea that was a big shock for everyone I guess

    Advice to Management

    nothing to say at all, I loved every bit of the Management.

  3. "Interesting,"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zellers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well paid,nice surronding,friendly staff.Could have stay open if management would have listen to store manager

    Cons

    Could not innovate.In general,there was not many cons.Place was nice to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Now close


  4. "Good 10 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Nice managers
    Decent pay good benefits

    Cons

    Sad to see it close

    Advice to Management

    Zellers should have updated and went more modern it would probably still be around


  5. "store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great team philosophy, quick promotions, opportunity to grow, good pay, flexibility, never the same day over and over again, a great challenge

    Cons

    none,too bad it closed. lots of change, a lot of negative press people directing their disapproval when it's not your direct fault, rude customers


  6. "very fascinating and great experience in sales as well as customer service in pharmacy."

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zellers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Started my work as a cashier based on my hard work was upgraded to work in pharmacy.

    Cons

    loved working at zellers and would never want to move away from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hard work and honesty leads to success.


  7. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zellers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, autonomy on merchandising, great leadership from Mark Foote. Product selection. Could be such a fun environment

    Cons

    Buyers and home office group never listened to stores. Old timers who were just waiting around for packages. HR dept that had their favourites. HR not approachable about Admins with attitude

    Advice to Management

    Should of stuck around. Target is empty and no one shops there. Could of easily competed

  8. "Awesome company to work for, great staff"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    best group of co-workers. all supervisors were very friendly, accommodating and always willing to help, very flexible with changing schedule and shifting shifts when needed. supervisors were friends with all employees but still set boundaries and rules. bought lunch for holidays and snacks at random times.

    Cons

    customers were very difficult at times, HR had too few cashiers in peak hours, and too many during down times. the signs were not always changed with weekly sales which created confusion at check out. some of the floor staff were too lazy and were only there for the pay check.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, made a lot of friends, were treated like family

    Cons

    Customers, promotions, work-life balance, gets messy most of the time


  10. "MMT Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Associate (Mmt) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Movement Team Associate (Mmt) in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zellers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun and easy going workers.

    Cons

    Horrible Manager who no one liked.

    Advice to Management

    It was nice working for you guys.


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